Plaintiff claims that Dr. George did not exercise reasonable caution and care while administering treatments, failed to correctly perform manual adjustments and manipulations, failed to perform appropriate diagnostic tests, and failed to inform Ms. Allison of an alternative conservative treatment.
Ms. Allison complains of severe and permanent injuries, including the surgery by Dr. Reichman. She also claims that the injury “excited” her multiple sclerosis, and that she continues to suffer from left sided pain, weakness, headaches, trouble sleeping, and discomfort.
The trial court dismissed the multiple sclerosis claims dismissed prior to trial, finding no scientific link between chiropractic adjustments and “exciting” an underlying MS condition. The court also granted partial summary judgment on the “unnecessarily forceful” manipulation claims, which apparently leaves only the pre-treatment assessment as the negligence claim. That is, the only remaining allegation is that the manipulation, even if not unnecessarily forceful, should and would not have been done at all if Dr. George had conducted a sufficient pre-treatment evaluation.
I am told that the defendant’s carrier (NCMIC) has not made any settlement offers and, indeed, that Dr. George has refused to consent to settlement.
Plaintiff’s counsel is Rick Lundell; for the defense is Steve Owens.